19 07, 2019

Grandmas Gardens – where it all began

2019-07-19T14:44:35+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Food, Support|

It all began here with Jackie Atim, a young graduate agronomist, sharing the concept of Grandmas gardens with a group of widowed Grandmas near Luwero, Uganda. During the devastating civil war many women had been made widows with lots of children to feed.  In their impoverished condition Grandmas had to scrape out a meagre [...]

22 06, 2019

SELF RELIANCE ACHIEVED – an update on Ronnie, our man in Uganda

2019-06-22T15:22:27+00:00 June 22nd, 2019|Food, Support, Volunteers|

The crop of maize that Ronnie planted earlier in the year has now been harvested and together with the latest supply of bricks that Ronnie made, they have been able to build up their house to the next level. Ronnie tells us “I think for now we are going to leave it there for a [...]

14 06, 2019

YOPDIDA, caring for vulnerable children like Ivan

2019-06-06T12:46:40+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Donations, Support|

We first met Ivan in 2013 when we visited YOPDIDA, (Youth and Persons with Disability Integrated Development Association) in Uganda. Ivan had been left in the bush feeding on small fish for 2 months. He cannot read or hear, so was brought to YOPDIDA, and was being cared for by Sheikh Idris Kabali and [...]

7 06, 2019

Saving the planet one container at a time

2019-06-06T12:41:45+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Donations, Food|

Experimental Garden This is the Reach the Children Kenya experimental garden next to its maize production mill facility. Justus Suchi has a passion for improving the variety of locally grown food to provide better nourishment to children and families in the community. His irrepressible desire to better the lives of impoverished rural children has [...]

21 05, 2019

Malaria devastates lives for life

2019-05-21T14:31:34+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Donations, Support|

Karen is 2 years and 11 months old, and she is deaf.  A year ago she was able to speak and hear, and then she contracted cerebral malaria. Now she cannot hear even when you are behind her and clap or shout.  Karen was taken to hospital for treatment; an ENT specialist said she [...]

18 04, 2019

Suchi – our man in Kenya

2019-04-18T22:24:21+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Food, Support, Volunteers|

This is Justus Suchi, the Country Director of Reach the Children Kenya, who has dedicated twenty years of service to the communities of western Kenya. Here he is demonstrating container gardening, showing how vegetables can be successfully grown in discarded plastic containers. Lecturing throughout the area he stimulates local families to try new varieties [...]

13 04, 2019

Turning the light on

2019-04-13T07:29:10+00:00 April 13th, 2019|Funding, Water Collection|

Reach the Children UK funds the installation of a generator at the Luwero Centre in Uganda. As the generator purred into action the lights flickered then burst bright, illuminating the office of Reach the Children Uganda at its Luwero Centre. Local children, fascinated by the advent of electric light in the village, hang around [...]

6 04, 2019

A YOUNG GIRL’S LOT IN LIFE

2019-04-06T19:14:30+00:00 April 6th, 2019|Donations, Schooling, Support, Water Collection|

Earlier today this young girl would have queued to get the water for the family, and helped feed her baby sister who nestles on her back. There is precious little time for her to play or get an education. Her lot in life is sealed fetching water, tending siblings and many other chores and [...]